PlayStation Plus August Preview – Hitman: Absolution & Runner 2 Free

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Sony announced the North American PlayStation Plus August 2013 preview today, revealing a stunning Instant Game Collection lineup that kicks off tomorrow with subscribers being able to download a free copy of Hitman: Absolution.

When all is said and done, PlayStation Plus members will get a total of five new games added to the IGC over the course of the month. This will include (in no particular order); Hitman: Absolution (PS3, August 6th), Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (PS3), Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3), Machinarium (PS Vita), and Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PS Vita, Compatible with PS Vita).

Alongside Agent 47’s IGC debut, tomorrow’s PS Store update will also bring with it the following discounts for both PSN members and PlayStation Plus subscribers; EscapeVektor (Regular Price: $9.99, PSN Sale Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $3.99), Wicked Monsters Blast! HD (Regular Price: $9.99, PSN Sale Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $1.00), and Superfrog HD (Regular Price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $7.99, Cross Buy).

Additionally, Ubisoft is holding a massive Rayman franchise sale that will start with tomorrow’s store update and run until August 13th. This sale covers the following titles (normal price, sale price, PS Plus price):

  • Rayman Origins $19.99, $9.99, $5.00
  • Rayman 3 HD $9.99, $4.99, $2.50
  • Rayman Origins PS Vita $26.99, $13.49, $6.75
  • Rayman Arena $9.99, $4.99, $2.50
  • Rayman 2 Revolution $9.99, $4.99, $2.50
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape $5.99, $2.99, $1.50
  • Rayman $5.99, $2.99, $1.50

Finally, the following games will be leaving PlayStation Plus in August, so make sure to add them to your download list before they exit the service:

  • 8/6 – Battlefield 3
  • 8/13 – Labyrinth Legends
  • 8/20 – Gods Eater Burst
  • 8/20 – Malicious
  • 8/27 – Dokuro

Overall, August is looking like another fantastic month for PlayStation Plus subscribers and the Instant Game Collection. Drop a line in the comments below to let us know which titles you will be adding to your backlog over the course of the month.